Nicky Hager’s talk at the University of Waikato was very well attended. There was spill over into a second room where some people watched the talk on video. The talk was organised for journalism students.
The video livestreamed. Unfortunately I only caught some of the questions at the end. However, I will be watching the full video later tonight.
The introduction of Hager starts at about 21 minutes into the video.
Among the answers I heard to questions put to Hager after the talk, he siad the following:
Key’s friendly relaxed demeanour is fake. He’s actually very ruthless. Hager said its astonishing he’s got away with fake public image for so long.
In response to the politics of discouraging political engagement, encourage change by being role model – let people see you doing stuff.
No-one has taken legal action against Hager because of Dirty Politics.
Hager also said he used the most significant of Rawshark’s hacked material in the book. So, basically, there’s not anything much more of significance to come out.